Rubber gloves are nonporous and ideal for handling liquid chemicals. They are usually form-fitting to allow easy finger movement and dexterity. They may be made of latex or non-latex rubber. Non-latex gloves are used by those with sensitive skin or latex allergies.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gloves
PVC gloves, sometimes called vinyl gloves, are also nonporous but thinner and more durable. They fit very snugly over the skin, which may limit ventilation. They are used for applications requiring precise, careful handling, such as handling test tubes and needles.
Plastic gloves fit loosely over the hand, fingers, and wrist. They are fairly comfortable, but they provide the least protection. They are ideal for gardening, cleaning, and handling safe liquids such as paint, ink, and oil.